SC 489 Regional Visa Holders

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Damandeep Singh

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please let me know the following:

1. How many 489 Regional Visa Holders are in India?
2. What plans or steps have been taken by the Government to allow 489 Visa holders to travel back to Australia?
3. What concessions are being given to 489 Visa Holders for fulfilment of visa condition 8539 in lieu of COVID 19 travel restrictions imposed by the Government?

Yours faithfully,

Damandeep Singh

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FOI Request:         FA 21/05/00283

File Number:          OBJ2021/13756 

Dear Damandeep Singh

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 5 May 2021 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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You have requested access to the following:

1. How many 489 Regional Visa Holders are in India?

2. What plans or steps have been taken by the Government to allow 489 Visa
holders to travel back to Australia?

3. What concessions are being given to 489 Visa Holders for fulfilment of
visa condition 8539 in lieu of COVID 19 travel restrictions imposed by the
Government?

Your request was received by the Department on 5 May 2021 and has been
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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

 

Please let me know the following:

 

1. How many 489 Regional Visa Holders are in India?

2. What plans or steps have been taken by the Government to allow 489 Visa
holders to travel back to Australia?

3. What concessions are being given to 489 Visa Holders for fulfilment of
visa condition 8539 in lieu of COVID 19 travel restrictions imposed by the
Government?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Damandeep Singh

 

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FOI Request: FA 21/05/00283

File Number: OBJ2021/13756

 

Dear Mr Singh,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 05 May 2021.  

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
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This request has been closed in our system. 

 

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